Housing

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Is Free Rent Enough to Jumpstart a Sleepy Commercial District?

Birmingham finds success with an innovative program to rejuvenate a neighborhood.

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Pre-Sprawl Aerial Images: 'The Next Best Thing to a Time Machine'

Compare every corner of Connecticut, from 1934 to today.

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Fear of a Tiny Apartment

By endorsing smaller and smaller living spaces, are we creating a world in which only the very wealthy can live in anything more than sardine-can habitats?

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Were Big Banks Guilty of Racial Discrimination in the Housing Crisis?

A lawsuit just filed in New York on behalf of black borrowers in Detroit connects for the first time the housing collapse with civil rights law.

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America's Truly Densest Metros

New Census data offers insight on a better way to measure the density of U.S. cities.

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Are Boomers the Reason Urban Rents Are Rising?

A new chart examines how the growing pressure on urban real estate is reshaping the marketplace

Tips for Selling the 'Urban' Experience to Suburbanites

Often, bringing sustainable development to the suburbs is all about helping communities get over their fear.

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Flushing Meadows and the Battle for the Real New York

Mayor Bloomberg may have finally gone too far with a proposal for a 25,000-seat soccer stadium and shopping mall.

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The Hidden Cost of Counting the Homeless

A professor criticizes the "culture of quantification," arguing that we don't do enough with the data we collect.

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England's Novel Idea for Funding Affordable Housing

Officials propose using the money from the sale of radio frequencies to pay for new housing stock.

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Africa's Urbanizing, But Not How You Think

Urban growth isn't necessarily streaming in from the countryside.

The Craziness of London's Housing Market, Explained in 1 Chart

Only 19 percent of property-buyers are British.

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A House on Penny Road Will Cost More Than a House on Penny Lane

When it comes to home prices, not all street names are created equal.

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The Growing Inequality of Home Building in India

Cities are building more houses than ever, but they are priced out of reach for the poor.

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This House Consumes Less Net Energy Than Your Little Urban Studio

Meet the federal government's four-bed, three-bath, two-car garage, 2,700-square foot suburban net-zero home.

Why Your Apartment Should Be on Facebook

A Cleveland start-up helps apartment complexes up their social media game.

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Housing Shortage in Paris? Blame the Foreigners!

At least that's the popular attitude. But the truth is much more complicated.

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Does Who You See on the Street Determine How Long You'll Live?

New research suggests who you see may subtly affect your life expectancy.